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Air Compressor Operator Salary

$35,532 (USD)

Average Salary

$17/hr

Average Hourly

$451

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 15, 2019

The average pay for an Air Compressor Operator is $35,532 a year and $17 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Air Compressor Operator is between $27,111 and $42,473. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Tends air compressors driven by steam, electric, or gasoline powered units, to generate and supply compressed air for operation of pneumatic tools, hoists, and air lances: starts power unit to build up specified pressure in compressor.
  • Adjusts controls or sets automatic controls to maintain continuous air supply to pneumatic tools or equipment.
  • Observes temperature and pressure gauges and adjusts controls accordingly.
  • Lubricates and cleans equipment.
  • May connect pipelines from compressor to pneumatic tools or equipment.
  • May repair low pressure steam boilers that furnish power for air compressor units by disassembling unit of boiler and replacing damaged parts, using handtools.
  • May be designated according to type of equipment operated as air-compressor operator, stationary; compressor operator, portable.
Air Compressor Operator Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators

Job family population: 31,710

Estimated population of Air Compressor Operator jobs: 35

Rate of error: 2.0%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$41,192
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Air Compressor Operator Job Listings for United States

Air Compressor Technician
Sep 25
Murfreesboro, TN, USA
AUTOMOTIVE DEVELOPMENT GROUP
... air pumps, regulators, and associated equipment • Bulk oil deliver systems ... Computer based, manually operated, etc... • Various kinds of piping installation: Carbon steel ...
Product Design and Development Engineering Internship
Dec 13
Broomfield, CO, USA
Air Squared
Typically, this heat needs to be dissipated during operating in order to increase reliability and ... scroll compressor, basic principals in statics are used. * Fluid Dynamics: Air Squared uses ...
HVAC Technician - $1,000 Sign-on Bonus (South Placer Adult Correctional Facility)
Dec 2
Roseville, CA, USA
CGL
... compressor blowers, etc. * Examines environmental control and stationary systems to diagnose ... understand operating procedures relating to environmental controls. * Performs all work in ...
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician - Needed
Nov 26
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Inner-Cool Refrigeration
Repair walk-in coolers and freezers to ensure they are operating at required safe temperatures ... compressor, pumps, thermostats, refrigerant, troubleshooting, HVACR, HVAC/R Company Description ...
Compressor System Installer/Pipe-fitter
Oct 3
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Cate Industrial Solutions
We are a third-generation family owned and operated business that has been around for over 80 years ... compressed air system sales, parts, and service. · Compensation from $17 - $38/hr. · ...

The average pay for an Air Compressor Operator is $35,532 a year and $17 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Air Compressor Operator is between $27,111 and $42,473. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Air Compressor Technician
Sep 25
Murfreesboro, TN, USA
AUTOMOTIVE DEVELOPMENT GROUP
... air pumps, regulators, and associated equipment • Bulk oil deliver systems ... Computer based, manually operated, etc... • Various kinds of piping installation: Carbon steel ...
Product Design and Development Engineering Internship
Dec 13
Broomfield, CO, USA
Air Squared
Typically, this heat needs to be dissipated during operating in order to increase reliability and ... scroll compressor, basic principals in statics are used. * Fluid Dynamics: Air Squared uses ...
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